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Renegade Kid has confirmed that an announcement for its upcoming 3DS first-person shooter will be made on Friday.

Co-founder Jools Watsham wrote on Twitter a short while ago:


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In a strange turn of events, it would seem that Gateway’s 3DS flash cards are bricking systems when users attempt to modify a particular file on the device. Basically, the piracy-enabling technology is attempting to prevent itself from being pirated. Yep, strange.

There have been plenty of reports about the situation over on the GBATemp forums, which have picked up due to the recent region-lock workaround discovery. 3DS owners who have modified a file within Gateway’s device appear to activate a “kill switch”, corrupting the 3DS’ NAND flash memory and leaving them with a dead handhanld.

Here’s what Gateway is saying about the situation:

Nintendo is facing some tough times at the moment. Wii U isn’t selling like the company had hoped, forecasts have been slashed, and its shares are falling.

In light of these circumstances, analysts and others will continue to say that Nintendo should put its IPs on smart devices. Nintendo, though, is sticking to its guns.

During a news conference last Friday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata reaffirmed the hardware manufacturer’s commitment to consoles, and indicated that we won’t be seeing Mario on smartphones anytime soon.

“The spread of smart devices does not spell the end of game consoles. It’s not that simple. It doesn’t mean that we should put Mario on smartphones.”

Iwata added that Nintendo must determine how to best use smartphones so that consumers become aware of its games.

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Unepic – €9.99 / £8.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels – €4.99 / £4.49

3DS Download

Bella Sara 2 – The Magic of Drasilmare – €34.99 / £29.99

3DS Virtual Console

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – €3.99 / £3.59

Special Offers

Rage of the Gladiator – €3.49 / £3.19 until Feb. 6 (was €6.99 / £6.29)
Fractured Soul – €3.99 / £3.59 until Feb. 6 (was €7.99 / £7.19)
3D Game Collection – €5.99 / £5.99 until Feb. 9 (was €13.99 / £11.99)
Funfair Party Games – €6.99 / £6.99 until Feb. 9 (was €19.99 / £17.99)
Gardenscapes – €5.99 / £5.99 until Feb. 9 (was €14.99 / £14.99)
Murder on the Titanic – €5.99 / £4.99 until Feb. 9 (was €14.99 / £14.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami – €6.99 / £5.79 until Feb. 9 (was €7.99 / £6.99)
Jewel Match 3 – €5.99 / £4.99 until Feb. 9 (was €6.99 / £5.99)
3D MahJongg – €3.99 / £3.29 until Feb. 9 (was €4.99 / £4.49)
Boulder Dash-XL 3D – €2.99 / £2.49 until Jan. 30 (was €8.99 / £7.49)
Alien Chaos 3D – €1.99 / £1.59 until Jan. 30 (was €5.99 / £4.99)
AiRace Speed – €2.99 / £2.69 until Feb. 13 (was €4.99 / £4.49)

Source: Nintendo PR

UK software sales (Week ending 1/18)

Posted 4 years ago by in 3DS, DS, News, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 1 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 2 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 3 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
6 4 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
10 6 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 7 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 8 FIFA 14 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 9 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
9 10 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
14 11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
13 12 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
15 14 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
19 15 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PC SEGA SEGA
17 16 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
24 17 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 18 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
23 19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PS4 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 20 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES XB360 SEGA SEGA
25 21 DEAD RISING 3 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
18 22 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
11 23 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
24 MARIO PARTY: ISLAND TOUR 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
22 25 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
21 26 JUST DANCE 2014 WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
31 27 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
30 28 KNACK PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
27 29 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
16 30 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
29 31 RYSE: SON OF ROME XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
33 32 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB ONE UBISOFT UBISOFT
32 33 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
36 34 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES PS3 SEGA SEGA
28 35 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 36 WWE 2K14 XB360 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
38 37 POKEMON X 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
40 38 SAINTS ROW IV XB360 DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
39 39 POKEMON Y 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
40 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

 

All formats

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
1 1 FIFA 14 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 2 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
3 3 BATTLEFIELD 4 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 4 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
6 5 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 6 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL GUERRILLA GAMES SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 7 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS GHOST GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
9 8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
5 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
10 10 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES GEARBOX SOFTWARE SEGA SEGA
11 11 JUST DANCE 2014 UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
12 12 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
14 13 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA
15 14 WWE 2K14 YUKE’S 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
13 15 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WB GAMES MONTREAL WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 16 NBA 2K14 VISUAL CONCEPTS 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
18 17 DEAD RISING 3 CAPCOM VANCOUVER MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
18 MARIO PARTY: ISLAND TOUR ND CUBE NINTENDO NINTENDO
26 19 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 20 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE TECHLAND DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
27 21 KNACK SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
23 22 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 23 DISNEY INFINITY AVALANCHE SOFTWARE DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
21 24 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
24 25 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER VOLITION DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
17 26 TOMB RAIDER CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
25 27 RYSE: SON OF ROME CRYTEK MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
28 28 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE BEENOX SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
29 29 GRID 2 CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS
30 30 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT EPIC GAMES/PEOPLE CAN FLY MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
20 31 GRAN TURISMO 6 POLYPHONY DIGITAL SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
33 32 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SUMO DIGITAL SEGA SEGA
31 33 POKEMON X GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
32 34 POKEMON Y GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
35 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ULTIMATE ED. HIGH VOLTAGE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
38 36 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
37 SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
36 38 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK BETWEEN WORLDS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
39 MADDEN NFL 25 EA TIBURON EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
35 40 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO

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Rune Factory 4 no longer coming to Europe

Posted 4 years ago by in 3DS, News | 7 Comments | 0 Likes

Marvelous AQL has pulled the plug on its Rune Factory 4 launch plans for Europe, the company announced today.

The publisher said in an official statement that it “has made every effort to secure the title’s release for this territory,” but was ultimately not able to do so.

Marvelous AQL thanked fans for their support/enthusiasm, and noted that more announcements about new titles will be made “over the coming months.”

The statement in full reads:

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has a few references to Majora’s Mask. One of these, as many fans are aware, is the inclusion of the mask in Link’s house.

Game director Hiromasa Shikata told Game Informer this month that the reference “was a special request from Aonuma’s production team.” He also teased, “Now why would they ask us to do that?”

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Where am I……??
To be clear, the new Super Smash Bros. games do not feature a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.

For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo managed to implement silky smooth 60 frames per second. This begs the question: could future Zelda titles incorporate the same rate as well?

Well… no. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds director Hiromasa Shikata says 60 FPS isn’t necessarily a standard for additional entries in the series. In the case of the 3DS game, the team wanted to ensure a “smooth” look for the 3D visuals, “allow the players to clearly see enemy movements, and keep everything moving crisply as with previous games.” Having said that, “This doesn’t mean that all future Zelda titles will run at 60 frames per second.”

Shikata told Game Informer:

It’s really the concept of the game that changes whether you want to keep the volume of information in the game low and running at 60 frames per second. We kept it at 60 to make the 3D look smooth, allow the players to clearly see enemy movements, and keep everything moving crisply as with previous games. This doesn’t mean that all future Zelda titles will run at 60 frames per second.

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 214.208 / NEW <92,02%>
02./01. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 52.880 / 1.216.421 (-67%)
03./02. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y #
(Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 34.179 / 3.870.125 (-69%)
04./03. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 26.286 / 323.502 (-64%)
05./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 19.497 / 3.179.551 (-61%)
06./06. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) – 16.286 / 241.733 (-59%)
07./19. [3DS] Youkai Watch
(Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 14.195 / 308.946 (-23%)
08./09. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 13.665 / 224.869 (-56%)
09./05. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
(Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 13.079 / 452.521 (-72%)
10./07. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack # (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) – 12.237 / 194.407 (-63%)
11./08. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 10.929 / 3.641.321 (-66%)
12./30. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 9.310 / 202.029
13./22. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
(Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 9.299 / 674.835
14./10. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
(Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} (¥7.980) – 9.266 / 201.529 (-68%)
15./13. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) – 7.369 / 216.964 (-69%)
16./11. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.323 / 1.645.697 (-72%)
17./12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 7.276 / 2.258.319 (-70%)
18./21. [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} (¥6.980) – 6.948 / 97.882 (-58%)
19./25. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 6.948 / 291.010
20./24. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 6.099 / 297.352

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